Turkey's aid agency trains 142 female beekeepers in Chitral

Published: November 29, 2017
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TIKA also helped beekeepers in other countries including Kenya, Palestine and Bosnia PHOTO: Anadolu Post

TIKA also helped beekeepers in other countries including Kenya, Palestine and Bosnia PHOTO: Anadolu Post

Turkey’s state development aid agency trained 142 female beekeepers in Chitral and also provided them with equipment for this purpose, Anadolu Post reported.

In a statement, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said two of its experts gave a five-day theoretical and practical training to the Pakistani women.

The agency also gave them 426 beehives, bee colonies, and equipment.

In addition, experienced beekeepers were tasked in the region to closely monitor the activities of beekeepers during the project.

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Pakistani women beekeepers lauded Turkey and TIKA for their support.

TIKA has also helped beekeepers in other countries including Kenya, Palestine and Bosnia.

Turkey has a rich history of bee farming and is one of the biggest honey and beeswax producers.

Beekeeping is carried out in almost every region of the country and back in 2014 there were 57,000 registered beekeepers and 6.6 million registered hives, according to the Turkish Association of Beekeepers.

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